skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Draft at Naked City. Black opaque pour with light hints of ruby red. Not much of a head. Aroma is simply put...AMAZING. Tons of cabernet flavors up front with oaky cocoa and vanilla to back it up. Flavor is incredibly smooth and low carbonation throughout. You get a lot of that cab at the front, which glides into a milk chocolately body. Oak, slight roast, and vanilla hit more towards the finish. A light sour note lingers...probably from the wine. Excellent wet to dry wine like finish. Overall a great beer, but it could be just a bit thicker to score some extra points. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Nose of dark chocolate, some roasty notes with a whole hell of a lot of oak. almost tannic and tart in a sense, but apparently this was a fresh oak barrel. Pours black as night, viscous looking. Flavors of dark chocolate, oak barrel, some tartness, dark fruity notes in there. Creamy body with some dry oak in the finish. A little tartness here and there. I think I like the regular Lebrewski better. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Winter Brewers Festival 2010 – Seattle, WA bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Black as you can get in color, clear with a thin head. Nice barrel aged aroma with chocolate and alcohol in the aroma also. The Oak aging adds to the big stout flavors this beer warms up well and give off nice chocolate, light caramel and some fruitiness. A beer with tons of flavor. This is a hit for me.
Draft at naked city...suck it Alex. Pours black opaque with small tan head. Nose is mostly vinious notes, dark coffee, hints of dark chocolate, bright sharp French oak character. Sharp red wine notes wrapped up in a tasty yet approachable solid stout. Tart and very ’winey’ with the oak being so sharp and young. Quite different from the brewski, yet in a enjoyable way. Good stuff!